second-degree burn
noun Date: 1937 a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • second-degree burn — n a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn * * * a burn that affects the epidermis and the dermis, classified as superficial or deep according to the depth… …   Medical dictionary

  • second-degree burn — n. BURN1 (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • second-degree burn — noun a burn, more severe than a first degree burn, that blisters the skin …   Wiktionary

  • second-degree burn — sec′ond degree burn′ n. pat See under burn I, 26) • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • second-degree burn — second level of severity of a burn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • second-degree burn — noun burn causing blisters on the skin and superficial destruction of the dermis • Hypernyms: ↑burn * * * noun : a burn characterized by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of the dermis accompanied by edema and hyperemia of the tissues …   Useful english dictionary

  • second-degree burn — /sek euhnd di gree /, Pathol. See under burn1 (def. 47). [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Second degree — may refer to:* Second degree burn * Second degree polynomial, in mathematics * Second degree murder, actual definition varies from country to country …   Wikipedia

  • second-degree — second de gree adjective 1. ) AMERICAN LEGAL second degree crimes are less serious than FIRST DEGREE crimes 2. ) MEDICAL a second degree burn is serious …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • second-degree — 1) ADJ: ADJ n In the United States, second degree is used to describe crimes that are considered to be less serious than first degree crimes. The judge reduced the charge to second degree murder. 2) ADJ: ADJ n A second degree burn is more severe… …   English dictionary

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